Park Air Systems, a local high tech engineering employer, is passionate about staying ahead of the technology curve by inspiring the next generation to take up STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers.
The Park Air Systems team hosted the final day of a programme called STEM Potential, led by Oundle School in partnership with Imperial College London, and part of the OPEN Learning Partnership (a regional independent-state school enterprise). Over 30 Students preparing for 6th Form or University completed a week long STEM related course at Oundle School, culminating with hands-on practical experience of modern design and manufacturing at the company’s high tech site in Market Deeping.
During the visit students were introduced to the range of air traffic control radios and systems designed and built by the company, which are used at all UK airports and in 180 countries worldwide. Following a site tour they completed hands-on activities and a technical demonstration. Park Air has a long-term commitment to work with local schools, helping facilitate events throughout the year which support the school curriculum and inspire teenagers into STEM subject and careers.
Colin Goodall, Lead STEM ambassador at Park Air Systems, added: “We recruit all levels of engineers from graduates to experienced professionals and support industrial placements and offer regular STEM work experience. We want to inspire people into STEM roles in a fantastic area of the country and innovative business. We believe it is important to work with the local community to grow future talent”.
Steph Skelton HR Manager said: “When you come to Park Air, you’ll feel looked after, not just by team colleagues but by everyone in the wider business and by the company itself. We care passionately about growing our current and future talent. If you are interested in joining us, have a look at the vacancies on our website or on LinkedIn. If the right role isn’t there for you just now then do get in touch - we are always interested to hear from people who want to join us."
Park Air Systems is a global leader in the supply of Air Traffic Control communications solutions typically exporting to 80 countries each year. The company designs and manufactures a range of high technology communication equipment from their facility in Market Deeping just outside Peterborough. As a PLATINUM Level in Investors In People accreditation Park Air is in the 2% of organisations worldwide to be awarded this accreditation.